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    September 11, 2012
    4:30 - 4:55am EDT  

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1,200 bucks. that's what's making news in americ glsh -- you're watching the station that works for you now good morning maryland. 11 years later as we take a moment to remember those who died on september 11th. we learn good news for the first responders at the world trade center site. apparent panic when she doesn't -- he doesn't see his child get off the bus. a father and school district differ over what happens. and that smell, there is something rotten in the air in a california town. the question on everybody's mind, where is it coming from. what is it? we will tell you this tuesday morning thanks for joining us. i am megan prinkel along lauren -- pringle along lauren cook and lynette charles. it's chilly this morning and
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you are keeping an eye on the roads. >> reporter: and what a ravens game last night. >> yes. >> reporter: they looked awesome. and the orioles play tonight. >> exactly and they will have good weather just like the rains last night. i am keeping the stretch going. enjoy it. it's chilly out there megan said and she is right. 52 degrees right now as we go into jessup. catonsville at 57 degrees this morning. we should be right around 60 for this time of the year and you can see the temperatures are below that. as we go throughout the day, the winds will pick up. it was on the breezy side yesterday. more of that throughout the day. the wind variable at 5 to 10 miles an hour. maryland he's most powerful radar is dry -- maryland's most powerful radar is dry and it will stay that way through time. hour by hour, we walk you through the day as you wake up this morning. 56 degrees as we go into about 7:00, 8:00 temperatures at 63. plenty of sunshine and it will continue all the way as we head into lunchtime coming in at 73
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degrees. let's check the abc2 saver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. if you are heading into the city, there's no concerns on the jfx. it's nice and clear from towson downtown to east fayette street. everything will remain up to speed through the fort mchenry and harbor tunnel. a 15 minute ride from the beltway all the way into the city. and if you are using 695 this morning, here's a live look at the top side of the beltway in towson at delaney valley road. no problems to report. nice and clear from parkville to 83 and here's the west side of the beltway at wilkins avenue. no delays here either. looks like it's in great shape. megan over to you. >> thanks. today is the day we take a moment out of our busy lives to pay respects to those who died on september 11th. families of the victims in the world trade center towers made their way to ground zero on the eve of the anniversary. during the somber time we learned two pieces of good news
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are being released for survivors. a financial agreement will allow the september 11th memorial to go forward and the government will cover patients whose cancer was caused by the debris at ground zero. >> first responders who were there for us we will be there for them and we will compensate and provide treatment. >> about 50 new cancers will be covered by a $2 billion settlementp fund set up for victim compensation. there's local events happening today to commemorate the anniversary of september 11th. a candlelight vigil will take place tonight at 6:30 alodge the path at -- along the path at puddy hill avenue and you are inviteded to a ceremony in millersville in anne arundel county at the police and fire department headquarters. from will be a moment of silence at 8:50. and you can be entertained tonight the rock and the pier to support military families, a
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concert from 6 until 11 at the hard rock cafe at the inner harbor. proceeds go to fisher house which helps military families who are in need. keep in mind state flags will fly at half-staff and this is for the death of a harford county sheriff corporal many family and friends will pay respects to charles lacato. his funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. >> parents with children in the chicago school district face another day of rearrangingl schedules while kid and teachers and they continue to strike today. the union representing the teachers say that no progress was made last night on contract issues so thousands of teachers and staff will hit the picket line. they did this yesterday and that's the video you are looking at. they are fighting over proposal of laid off tempes and
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evaluations. the strike leaves classes without -- kids without classes forcing parents to find alternative plans. you look forward to greeting your child when they get off a school bus. you know that. but imagine waiting for your kid and the bus pulls up and they don't get off the bus. that's what a baltimore county father says happened to him when his 6-year-old son justin didn't get off the school bus. terry campbell says he started to driving along all the way to logan elementary school where his kid attend a spokesperson for baltimore county public schools says justin was assigned to the wrong bus but he was never left by himself. campbell says that that's not entirely true. >> as i am on my way up to school he is walking down the street by himself crying. >> the child realized the child was not comfortable after getting off the bus and the bus driver made sure they didn't drive off and kept the child in their sight. >> the transportation department is still trying to reach campbell to talk about what happened.
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we will keep you posted on this story. montgomery county family must plan a funeral for their young boy who drowned in a pool. a neighbor found the toddler yesterday and performed cpr until help arrive. there was a caretaker and another child at home but it's not clear where they were at the time of the drowning. investigators are trying to determine exactly what happened. huge cleanup effort underway after the belco plant caught on fire. it's in harford county. they used to make rubber belting products and the fire started in the bottom of a elevator shaft. for fighters fought from the outside -- firefighters fought from the outside because it was too unsafe to go inside because it's so old. this's no word on what started the fire in the first place. he was a man who had generosity, he had vision and he had courage. he is a person who brought the ravens to charm city. and today art modell will be
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laid to rest. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live as people come to say their final good-byes. >> reporter: well, we are here live just a few feet away from the baltimore hebrew congregation in northwest baltimore. today, family, friends and players will gather here to say a final good-bye to art modell. now, last night, before the ravens first kick off and national anthem everyone took a moment to pay tribute to modell. the stadium fell silence. we saw the loss on ray lewis face and his eyes tell the story. he saw modell as a father figure. modell is best remembered for contributions to the national football league and the owner of the cleveland browns from 1961 and 1995 and ravens from 1996 to 2003. he helped launch monday night football and was also known for his charitable work. modell is survived by his sons and six grandchildren. that funeral begins this morning at 11:00 followed by a
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private luncheon. we are told that the modell family is actually asking that folks gave contribution to the seed school in lieu of flowers. reporting live, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> we have a special section on our web page dedicated art modell and his career here in baltimore. you can see photos of his life and view videos of tributes paid to him in his honor available at abc2news.com. the modell family would have been proud of the ravens and the huge win against cincinnati last night. did you watch that? talk about a big night for joe flacco and ray rice and ed reed the nfl all time leader in pass interceptions. rice scored two touch dops and flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns. making coach john harbaugh very proud. >> scary good is probably the word. i will go with that. we have always stood up here and always i think you know all the coaches and the organization you know, we know
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what we got in this guy, you know, and he won a lot of football games. >> including last night the final score 44-13. lynette i do believe that it's considered a whooping. >> and you know i saw part of it. the first quarter and it's to go to sleep. i am glad i have good news this morning. >> exactly. >> let's talk about what's going on right now. we are dealing with clear skies out there. the satellite and radar not picking up on a whole lot. all this is going to mean plenty of sunshine heading through the remainder of today. so, a carbon copy of what we got yesterday. make sure to enjoy. as you look at temperatures this morning, you don't need to leave the house without the jacket. you need it because the temperatures are below average. look at the 50s already. 52 in hanover. more in rockville, manchester. looking at that shadyside coming in at 58 degrees and we cross over the bay and the eastern shore, 50 degrees in northeast, 51 galena and 52 right now in fed ralsburg. now back to -- federalsburg now
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back to megan. investigators are trying to figure out if the sulfur scent is coming from the sea. they say it's come from an area where they had high wind and some speculate the wind could churned up the bottom of the hot sea. the sultan sea they are trying to pinpoint where the smell is coming from but not too pleasant in a pretty area. there's a month left to go in mosquito season and there's a lot of concern especially in our area about the spread of west nile virus. stay with us. we will tell you where health officials plan to spray tonight in hopes of preventing that potentially deadly virus from spreading. and it's a bear hug seen around the country. you probably remember this. this morning the pizza shop owner what he he has to say people are talking about this about him lifting the president off his feet. >> reporter: everything is up to speed on the west side at liberty road.
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i will let you know how traffic is shaping up on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. and you are looking live in new york city. today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. we will have a live report from the memorial here in baltimore. the car on the left was filled up with
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making news around the nation this morning, it's the bear hug that people around the country have been talking about. you probably have seen it by now. president obama got taken off his feet by one very enthusiastic supporter. take a look at this that happened as the president was doing his weekend bus tour in florida. he stopped by a restaurant and this is in fort pierce. the owner was so excited he lifted the president about a foot off the ground. he is a big guy. he says he just couldn't help himself. >> i guess i got caught you will in the -- caught up in the moment e opened up the door and was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was
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just so excited i just gave him a big hug and picked him up. it was crazy. >> exciting having a president go to your business. and he says he describes himself as register republican who voted for obama in 2008 and plans to do so again in november. there's a battle over territory going on in texas. it seems the town of austin not big enough for two teams. vandals loy to the university of texas used orange spray paint to put a giant ut over the top of a texas a&m football billboard and then a&m the logo covered in orange paint. some runners in salt lake city literally gave the shirts off their backs to help the homeless. more than 303 -- 3300 people took part in the annual 5k undery run for an effort to make utah less stuffy. for the second year in a row, it beat the guinness book of world record for the largest gathering of people in their underwear. so kudos to them.
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>> uh-huh. >> good cause. i don't know if i would be that brave. >> exactly. good for them. >> if you did it this morning you should run with the clothes on because it's little chilly out there. >> reporter: i was surprised. it feels like fall. finally it feels like fall. >> it feels good and people rex sighted. they have been on my facebook and they are like this is what i've been waiting for. and people wait for septemberand the dry air mass is is here and it's going to stick around for a while. let's show you what's going on in arnold. 53 degrees churchville 51. that winds are calm and they will pick up going throughout the day and we will become more light and variable. but as we look at what's going on, we switch the picture and we can see that basically across the eastern seaboard we are dry. 2/3 of the nation is dealing with high pressure cell and there it is right there. that's going keep us dry going through the rest of today. and even as we go through the next several days. so make sure to get out and enjoy it. if you have yard work and if you want to go for the long run do it because it's going to be
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a fabulous day to do so. high pressure will continue when you can see this on the future trend here. not a whole lot to see. so what i need you to do is follow the timeline and we might see a few high cloud. a few cumulus clouds popping up as we go throughout the day. just like yesterday, but still that is going to be bringing us plenty of sunshine in the forecast. we are not seeing the low cloud. those are the one that is we have to watch for to see if we are going to be seeing unsettled weather. not so much. 77 for today. mostly sunny and it's going to be nice outside. as we go through the evening, once again, we will be continued clear and cool with the temperature coming in right around 52 degrees. that's what we are waking up with this morning. 81 as we go through tomorrow. sunny skies and a little warmer. and we will have a warming trend but then temperatures will fall back down and we will have a chance for showers in the forecast as we head into sunday. but let's break it down as we head through today. yes, we have the orioles playing and that series will at this . as we go into wednesday and thursday. they are paying the tampa bay rays and we have beautiful weather for everything but
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again as we go into sunday a slight chance of showers in the forecast. so get out and enjoy what we have for today. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. what's going on on the road. >> reporter: so far so good on 95. no concerns in the white marsh area. it's going to take 15 minutes to travel from the beltway all the way into the city. and if you are headed to the tunnels, no problems to report through the fort mchenry or harbor tunnel. if you are using 83, let's head outside and look live in hunt valley. notice everything up to speed at shawan road. no problems down to the beltway and nice and clear as you get on the to the jfx. and 695 in parkville at harford road, 11 minutes on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. megan over to you. 4:47. state police are ramping up enforcement of keeping truckers off the shoulders of major highways. now, part of the weekend signs went up along 83 north of thebeltway warning truckers if you pull over to rest on the shoulder, you are going to get in trouble and get a $60
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citation. police say it's dangerous. it's a traffic hazard that caused deadly accidents. >> we don't want them to surpass the mandatory rest period. we are asking them and encouraging them to plan ahead. if you are getting close to the point, pull over earlier whereit's a safer area beside the shoulder of the roadway. >> police say truckers are getting the message. troopers have only handed out one citation so far since starting the campaign last weekend. drowsy driving is not just a problem for truck drivers but it can happen to so many of us. so we have tips on how to prevent falling asleep behind the wheel. just go to the traffic section on the website and click on the drowsy driving tab to read more. five things to know as you head out this morning. the crofton man who called himmest is jokeer is due back in court this morning for a hearing. neal prescott has been home and has been on home detention accused threatening to shoot
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people at his place of work. more spraying for mosquitoes in anne arundel county. spraying will start at 7:30 tonight near richey highway between route 100 and rosser avenue. governor o'malley planning another overseas trade mission trip to israel. this will be the governor's third trip to that country since 2005. o'malley is expected to me with the israeli prime ministerbenjamin netanyahu. howard county public school sis tement tem is holding two public meetings to talk about school redis-- system is holding two public meetings to talk about school redistricting. tomorrow night an it will be held -- and it will be held at centennial high school. bob woodard is appearing on good morning america today to talk about his new book "the price of politics" being released today. that book deals with president obama and his handling of the economy. you load up your kids with college books, and all the
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dormroom supplies. what about credit cards. parents are giving kids the plastic for their wallets. we have the risk and benefits. we will give outdetails you need to know. plus a couple has their hands full with multiples many we are talking about a lot. but these four cuteies were not born at the seam time. we will explain coming up. ñ[=
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thanks for joining thus morning. having one set of twins to take care of trust me i know this. it's a challenge enough. so imagine having two sets the same age. you might be wondering how it is possible. mfty and brian baker struggled to get deeing did -- misty and brian baker struggled to get friend and reached out to a friend to be a surrogate. misty became pregnant with twins after trying 10 round of invitro. one more time, both sets of
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twins born 35 hours apart. and now connor hope madison and victoria connor is outnumbered they are keeping mom and dad very busy. >> i think the biggest surprise is when the babies come, they are in charge. you know, and, what you think it's going to be like and how you have it in your mind is not necessarily going to be what it is. >> that's tough to prepare for for sure. the babies are 3-month-old and they are developing on their own and getting their ownpersonality. so hard to imagine. i can tell you as a mom of twins, changing two baby's diapers is a lot and expensive and i can't imagine four. >> they probably don't get much sleep. >> probably not at all. >> reporter: four babies. >> the joy. they are awesome. i admire her. how does it look at the road. >> reporter: so far so good on the roads. tracking you know all the highways. but so far so good. no accidents as of yet. >> i recommend stepping outside because it's so nice. >> exactly. >> feels like fall.
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>> but you need to tune in because it will be a shock to the system if you are not prepared for the temperatures. heading to the airport, this is what we have. 5 # degrees. yes, -- 5 # degrees. -- 5 # 4 degrees. -- 54 degrees. the trend will continue for a while. we can see the dew point in the 50s. that's very dry air out this feeling good and comfortable. and wind are calm and visibility is nice. it's good. we should be at 10 mile visibility. sunrise at 6:45 a.m. and as the kid head off to school, here's bus stop forecast this morning. chilly. make sure to have the jacket. we will be warming up nicely heading into the afternoon. 77 degrees with ample sunshine. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: if you are heading out to 95, no concerns on the south side whether you heading to dc or towards 695. heading out to the harrisburg expressway, checking in and looking live here, just north of 695 you will notice that's going to be in great shape too. that will continue once you